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Artifacts and Textiles, 1977, undated

Identifier: VIII

Scope and Content of the Papers

From the Collection:

The Linda A. Bell papers document Bell's 34-year career at Georgia State University as a professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies. Correspondence, reports, minutes, clippings and other printed materials detail Bell's professional life at GSU from 1968-2004, including her involvement with various campus organizations and committees, teachings in the Philosophy Department, promotion and tenure, professional correspondence, and significant events around the campus during this time (Series II). The papers also document Bell's central role in establishing the Women's Studies program at GSU (Series III).

The papers include extensive correspondence and program files relating to Bell's activities in numerous professional organizations (IV), highlighting her involvement with academic, philosophical and women's associations such as the American Association of University Professors, the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy and the Women's Studies Group of the University Center of Georgia. In addition to information about Bell's professional career, there is a small amount of material relating to her personal life that includes information on her graduate and post-doctorate studies, personal correspondence and clippings (Series I).

Materials relating to Bell's research and writings (Series V) form a significant part of the papers. These files contain drafts, research notes and correspondence relating to her numerous papers, articles, and book chapters. Notably, the papers outline the development and creative process of Bell's five published manuscripts, Visions of Women, Sartre's Ethics of Authenticity, Rethinking Ethics in the Midst of Violence, Overcoming Racism and Sexism, and Beyond the Margins: Reflections of a Feminist Philosopher.

Various files on philosophy and women's topics are arranged alphabetically as subject files (Series VI). Audio-visual materials (Series VII) contain photographs and interviews recorded on audio cassettes. Two feminist t-shirts are grouped in textiles (Series VIII).


  • Creation: 1977, undated


Restrictions on Access.

Collection is open for research use.


From the Collection: 18 Linear Feet (in 37 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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